Industrial manufacturing continues to evolve, constantly adapting to meet the ever-increasing productivity and efficiency demands on the factory floor. RFID technology has been providing manufacturers with high-quality, reliable product track-and-trace functionality throughout the supply chain, but this intelligent monitoring system technology is also a valuable asset within the production environment. By using RFID as a manufacturing tool, companies are redefining production standards with improved execution, efficiency, and product quality.
Before RFID systems that could withstand extreme environmental conditions were developed, manufacturers were not able to achieve the unique visibility and control this technology offers. Now that RFID can perform in high temperatures, high pressures, hazardous locations, and wet environments, manufacturers can use these systems for automated processes to control and monitor operations and refine schedules, directly impacting their efficiency gains and improving production.
RFID offers major advantages compared to optical identification methods such as barcodes. The use of this technology spans a diverse range of industries including oil and gas, chemical, pharmaceutical, automotive, and other industrial manufacturing processes. By incorporating RFID tags and readers into the manufacturing environment, users can increase production visibility and control with continual real-time status updates. Providing immediate access to tool locations, equipment tracking, and process data, RFID delivers an essential for achieving previously unmatched production streamlining.